Determinants of rural farming households’ time allocation: A gender perspective

Adeyonu, A. G. and Oni, O. A. (2014) Determinants of rural farming households’ time allocation: A gender perspective. Journal of Agricultural Economics and Development Vol, 3 (7). pp. 107-119. ISSN 2327-3151

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Abstract

This study examined various factors which influenced time allocation of farmers living in rural southwestern Nigeria. The study utilized a time use survey which was carried out among farming households during the rainy and dry seasons in 2009. A total of 150 farming households comprising 150 men and 150 women were selected using multi-stage random sampling techniques. Data were analysed using tobit-regression to take the number of respondents reporting no participation in certain activities into consideration. The results of the econometric analysis shows that age of men and women significantly explained their farm work time and non-farm work time and indirectly influenced their housework time at all times. Women’s years of education directly determined their non-farm work time during the dry season. Marital status had opposite influence on men’s and women’s time allocation decisions during the two seasons. Household income is important in the time allocation decisions of men and women with a stronger influence on men’s time. Women’s time allocation responded more to distance to basic amenities than that of the men during the rainy and dry seasons.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: S Agriculture > S Agriculture (General)
Depositing User: Dr A. G. Adeyonu
Date Deposited: 28 Jun 2017 16:33
Last Modified: 28 Jun 2017 16:33
URI: http://eprints.lmu.edu.ng/id/eprint/629

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